Shibamata Taishakuten (Taishakuten Daikyoji Temple), Katsushika

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Admire extraordinary wooden carvings and a lovely landscape garden among pine trees and bonsais at Shibamata Taishakuten (Taishakuten Daikyoji Temple), a Buddhist shrine with impressive gates set in a busy Tokyo suburb. Founded in 1629, the temple is a popular spot for locals, providing a calm atmosphere and quality craftsmanship to admire. The Edo River flows just east of the temple grounds, while the nearby road serves as a traditional street market with shops, stands, and restaurants all the way to the temple gates. Lying about 10 km (6 mi) from Asakusa, the temple sits some seven minutes by foot from Shibamata station on the Keisei line. Take a look at our Tokyo trip builder site to schedule your visit to Shibamata Taishakuten (Taishakuten Daikyoji Temple) and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • It takes about five minutes to follow the lively approach from Shibamata Station, and you will find a bright blue-blue mountain gate. Unlike temples where the balance of length and breadth is familiar, it has a very strong presence. Just like passing through the gate, the main hall is set up with a vivid green and blue. It was a good atmosphere that the sutra was chanted in the inside.
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  • It is the atmosphere as it is of the movie "Man is painful". It is a symbol of Katsushika Shibamata. The people and the atmosphere are showa. That's it. By the way, the sculpture of the gate was delicate and wonderful. Please come and visit us.
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  • Fabulous area to visit!!! Intricate wood carvings we're so beautiful! Very peaceful setting. Marvelous architecture to enjoy. If you remove your shoes and toss a coin into donation box you may follow your Japanese friends in their prayer ritual.
  • The best place that you can time travel ! Lots old style shops. I enjoyed old snack store so much. There were more Japanese then foreigner traveler. I think they should come here too!
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